Our policy

Blackpool Council’s food procurement strategy supports local businesses and contributes to the health and wellbeing of its children and young people.

  • Food served will be compliant with the School Food Standards which are intended to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that they get the energy and nutrition needed across the whole school day
  • Meals will be prepared fresh each day by our dedicated  staff
  • Water is always available
  • Lo-salt will be used in cooking and sugar will be reduced in all recipes
  • Milk and yoghurts will be low fat
  • All eggs used will be free range
  • Meat used is all farm assured
  • All fish used will be MSC certified
  • Meals will provide at least three of the five fruit and vegetables a day
  • Meals will provide zinc and calcium and vitamins and more iron than the average packed lunch
  • Meals are prepared in clean, hygienic kitchens by trained staff who have all attained the minimum of Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Meals are formulated to provide optimum levels of nutrients